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Upcoming changes to JOLTS series codes

JOLTS changed the structure of its series codes to allow for the publication of establishment size class data and the potential future publication of state data and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) data. These changes occurred with the release of JOLTS data on October 6, 2020.

JOLTS changed the name of one of our mapping files as well as added two new mapping files.

Modified mapping file:

  • jt.region will become jt.state

New mapping files:

  • jt.area
  • jt.sizeclass

The new series code structure is as follows:

Series: JTS000000000000000JOR
FieldLengthPositionValue (example)

Survey Abbreviation

21-2JT

seasonal

13S or U

industry_code

64-9000000

state_code

210-1100

area_code

512-1600000

sizeclass_code

217-1800

dataelement_code

219-20JO

ratelevel_code

121R

More information on these changes will be published on the jt.txt page concurrently with the JOLTS press release and new series code release at 10am ET on October 6, 2020.

If you have further questions on these upcoming changes, please email us at joltsinfo@bls.gov.

Last Modified Date: October 6, 2020